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Northern Ireland set to lose ‘instrumental’ European Funding

Due to the uncertain relationship the UK will have with Europe once Brexit takes hold, Northern Ireland council areas are set to lose valuable European funding by 2022. Derry City Strabane District Council Area (DCSDC) runs one of the many European Socially funded (ESF) programmes across Northern Ireland, called ‘Kick …

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Film Review

A film about a fat kid obsessed with being a gangster, an irritable older man and a dog named Tupac doesn’t exactly scream ‘film of the year.’ Yet that’s what many people have said about ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople.’ Directed and written by Taika Waititi, based off of the novel …

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Limavady Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide

Limavady Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide (L.I.P.S) is a new charity set up to help those struggling with mental health or suicide. After the death of two young men, the families and concerned community members pulled together to create something to help. Over the years Limavady has lost several …

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Closing the Dark Hedges to vehicle traffic – how soon is now?

Calls have been made my numerous campaign groups to ensure the Dark Hedges remains a national treasure in Northern Ireland amid fears of its long-term survival, Jonathan McNabb investigates. The future use of one of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations is under immediate threat, the Dark Hedges Preservation Trust …

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Masters 2017: A fairytale victory for Sergio Garcia

After 73 failed attempts to win a major title the Spaniard held his nerve to clinch the Masters at Augusta National. “I’m not good enough. I don’t have the thing I need to have. I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place.” It …

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Harkin: ‘I can’t wait for the cup final’

COLERAINE midfielder Ciaron Harkin speaks to Jonathan McNabb ahead of tomorrow’s Irish Cup final against Linfield… Ciaron Harkin admits he is looking forward to ‘a great experience’ when he faces Linfield in tomorrow’s Irish Cup final (KO 2:30pm). The tireless midfielder joined the Bannsiders in January following a spell with …

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Rise in attacks in Northern Ireland’s fast food outlets

Fast food outlets in Northern Ireland see hundreds of crimes every year according to recent police records published in the Irish News. Of the 2,300 attacks in fast food outlets in the north over the past three years half have been of a violent nature. Topping the list was the …

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PSNI hope simulator will make roads a safer place

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have created a car crash simulator in a bid to make the roads of Northern Ireland a safer place. Aimed at students and young drivers, the simulator takes the passenger through a real story about a fatal car crash in Wales from around …

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Fighting fees for a brighter future

Fighting fees for a brighter future By Andy Gray (@AndyGrayNI) With record numbers coming out to vote in the recent Assembly election, it is clear that politics has once again recaptured the interest of young people in society. After Brexit, there were grumblings that “old people had taken away the …

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13 Reasons Why – Review.

    If you haven’t heard of Netflix’s new series 13 Reasons Why, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. The aptly numbered 13-part series tells the story of 17 year old Hannah Baker; a teenage girl who has committed suicide, leaving behind 13 tapes directed at 13 different …

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